After a truly courageous, inspirational 5 year battle against metastatic chondrosarcoma, Robert Chehebar chose to end the fighting and with peace, love and family at his side passed away on December 11, 2012. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1945 to a Sephardic Jewish family, he came to the United States at the age of 13, after having spent a short time living in Italy and France. He had a charming, outgoing nature and easily made friends wherever he went. His worldly background made him a success in business and in the art of meeting people; he was fluent in 4 languages and could communicate in 3 others, and made friends with visitors from all over the world. He is fondly remembered by his wife of 42 years, his son and daughter, six grandchildren and many, many friends. We will remember his amazing energy, his generosity, strength of character, caring and acceptance of all people, his love of life and his ability to turn even the most routine outings into an unexpected adventure. I hope wherever you are, Pop, you keep stirring up the pot and keep things exciting!
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